Sorry it has been so long since I posted. Dad keeps taking his computer to shows with him, so I have not had as much access to the computer as I would like or am used to.
Today, dad walked out into the back yard and saw something he called a Kestrel.
To me, this looks like a parakeet on steroids. Remember the chicken hawk from the cartoons…. Yeah, thats what I was thinking as well. Dad walked out and there it was sitting on the trellis in the garden. By the time he figured out it wasn’t a woodpecker and was gonna go get the camera, a crow swooped down and chased him off. I guess crows don’t like them too much.
Now little does dad know, but I have seen this little guy in the air for days. Usually having fun swooping around the crows as they chased him around. I thought they were just having fun but then every now and then the Kestrel would spin over and show his talons and the crows would fly away. Looked something like this, crow and kestrel but there were about 5 more crows, so they had the upper hand.
Though I don’t mind having this little guy around, I hear that they eat mice and small birds!! I hope this guy doesn’t think he is gonna take away any of my hunting fodder!! Baaahh. Who am I kidding, I don’t have the energy for that kind of thing any more. Good luck birdie!
OH YEAH! If you want to find where mom or dad are going to be for holiday shows, you can find them here.